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Chutes and Ladders Rules: How Do You Play Chutes And Ladders?


Race against other players while avoiding slides and climbing ladders.

Game type: Competitive, Simple, Counting

Number of players: 2-4

Suggested age: 3+

Game Pieces

Game board, plastic spinner, 4 pawns and their plastic stands.

Pregame Setup

Each player selects a pawn and places it on square #1. Players can spin to see who goes first. Turns pass to the left.

Playing the Game

On your turn, you must spin the spinner and move the indicated number of spaces. Two or more pawns may occupy the same space at the same time.

If your pawn stops on a picture square at the base of a ladder then you must “climb up” (move forward) the ladder to the related square.

If your pawn stops at the top of a slide, then you must “slide down” (move back) to the related square.

Winning the Game

The first pawn to reach square #100 wins the game.

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